• Iran's representative at IPCC maintains that the exposure to climate change offers an opportunity to reverse adverse trends.

    Climate change and its consequences as the trigger for natural disasters are considered one of the top challenges menacing the world today.
    Iran has not been an exception since it has so far been victimized by the phenomenon in numerous ways including desertification, drought and dust storms.  
    This was the topic of discussion at a press conference by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change held in Tehran on Monday at Iran Meteorological Organization, where the panel's programs and targets for Western and Central Asia were discussed.
    The meeting brought together national, regional and urban policymakers, organizations, chambers of commerce, business leaders, academia, students and the media. 

Environment

Iran environment news, Read the latest environment news on Iran, including news on wetlands, wildlife, pollution, urbanization and sea life.

  • Trees last longer than grown grains and need less water.
    03/06/2018
    Tehran mayor’s campaign calling for planting trees instead of growing grain seeds (Sabzeh) as a Norouz ritual has drawn both appreciation from environmental experts and criticism for not being...
  • Widespread Power Outage Persists in US Northeast After Storm
    03/06/2018
    Some 500,000 customers remained without power throughout the eastern United States on...
  • Iran’s nature is not capable of redressing its balance.
    03/06/2018
    Iran’s challenges in the face of water shortage have been long dubbed as “water crisis” but some experts are bringing forward a different terminology and stress that it should be referred to as “...
  • ICT Harming Environment
    03/06/2018
    Smartphones and data centers will be the most damaging information and communications technologies...
  • Systems Installed to Monitor Caspian Sea Waterline
    03/06/2018
    Three digital water level measurement stations were installed in Noshahr Bay, Amir Abad and Anzali Port in northern Iran on Sunday to keep a close watch on the Caspian Sea's fluctuations and its...
  • Experts believe policies should be directed at improving management rather than seeking new resources.
    03/01/2018
    During the National Conference on Water Diplomacy and Hydropolitical Opportunities in West Asia, efficient management of water resources was underscored as key to addressing the prevailing...
  • Siberian Cold Blast Ripping Through Europe
    03/01/2018
    Europe remained gripped on Wednesday by a blast of Siberian weather that has killed at least 24 people and carpeted palm-lined Mediterranean beaches in snow.  
  • Need for Eco-Friendly Disposal of Electronic Waste
    03/01/2018
    Tehran's need for strategies and facilities to manage electronic waste is gradually getting serious, an expert at the Department of Environment said. Fatemeh Akbarpour added that although there is...
  • Parts of the water transfer project became operational last year.
    03/01/2018
    The project to transfer water from Oman Sea and Persian Gulf in the south to the mainland could help boost the economy and restore the environment, an official at the Department of Environment said...
  • China's Tianjin Issues Pollution Alert
    03/01/2018
    China’s smog-prone port city of Tianjin issued its first level 2 “orange” pollution alert this year effective from...
  • Rare Snow Storm in Rome
    02/27/2018
    The Arctic storm dubbed the "Beast from the East" set record low temperatures across much of Europe on Monday and brought a rare snowstorm to Rome, paralyzing the city and giving its residents an...
  • High Environment Council's  Directives Raise Controversy
    02/27/2018
    During a High Council for Environment's session last week presided over by President Hassan Rouhani, the borders of protected areas were revised but the alterations have drawn the ire of the...
  • Major Quake Strikes PNG
    02/27/2018
    At least one company began evacuating non-essential personnel after a powerful 7.5 magnitude...  
  • Boukan Dam to Feed Urmia Lake
    02/27/2018
    Water from Boukan Dam will soon feed the ailing Urmia Lake with 70 million cubic meters of water per second, an official at the West Azarbaijan Regional Water Authority said. According to Kioumars...
  • Arctic Seed Vault Replenished
    02/27/2018
    The vault storing the world's most precious seeds is taking delivery on Monday of donations that will take it to the 1 million mark. More than 70,000 crops will be added to frozen storage chambers...
  • 1 Million Wild Birds Killed  in Fereydounkenar Annually
    02/27/2018
    In a letter to the journal Science, Jamshid Parchizadeh, an Iranian conservationist, and zoologist Samual Williams of Venda University, South Africa, said the Fereydounkenar wetlands in the Iranian...
  • Hunting Penal Code Revised After 2 Decades
    02/27/2018
    Illegal hunting fines will increase by 15-30% following revisions by the Cabinet after 21 years, said a deputy at the Department of Environment.  
  • Gazelle Population Growing
    02/25/2018
    The population of Persian gazelle, an endangered species, has increased from 40 to 200 in Damghan, Semnan Province, since the beginning of the current Iranian year (March 21, 2017). According to...
  • Trump Blocked From Ending Oil, Gas Waste Rule
    02/25/2018
    A US court temporarily blocked the administration of US President Donald Trump from delaying or ending an existing rule aimed at preventing oil and gas leaks during production, according to court...
  • Black Carbon in Tehran Air Declines
    02/25/2018
    Data from Tehran Air Quality Control Company (affiliated to Tehran Municipality) showed the ban on dilapidated and polluting heavy vehicles in the city has reduced the amount of black carbon in the...
  • DOE officials hope to gradually expand the scheme to other organizations.
    02/25/2018
    The Department of Environment insists on continuing the prohibition imposed on the use of plastic water bottles in its offices, although the plan has faced the objection of groups who call it...
  • BMW Recalls Thousands of Diesel Cars Over Emissions
    02/25/2018
    German high-end carmaker BMW on Friday recalled thousands of diesel cars for a software update, after reports it had admitted to authorities they released more harmful emissions on the road than in...
  • Atlantic Shark Discovered
    02/25/2018
    Scientists have discovered a species of shark that makes its home in the Atlantic Ocean.  This particular family of the deep-sea predators was so elusive that it took scientists decades to identify...
  • Car Washes Monitoring Underway
    02/25/2018
    The Department of Environment has launched a scheme to monitor all car washes operating in the capital in the next two months to detect polluting units and prevent environmental contamination, a...
  • DOE Seeks Green Tax
    02/22/2018
    The Department of Environment has called on the parliament to revise the bill on environmental tax expenditure to help develop green industries. The code on environmental tax obliges industries to...

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